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2017 Pinotage, Journeymaker
Red, Warm and Spicy
748 in stock
Tasting Note: South Africa’s own red grape, here providing a juicy waterfall of ripe red berries: redcurrants, plums and raspberries.
Food Matching: Un-wooded and easy-drinking this wine is great with meat dishes, pasta or for everyday enjoyment.
Vineyard: Grapes come from 3 different sites in the Riebeek Valley planted on mountain slopes where the climate is very similar to that of the Mediterranean. The 15-18 year old vines are planted on granite and shale soils with 3 wire trellis canopy management and drip feed irrigation. They are planted at a density of 3400 vines per hectare and yield around 85 hl/ha. The grapes are harvested by hand the first week of March.
Vinification: The varietals were fermented separately. The grapes were destemmed and went through pre-fermentation maceration which lasted 48 hours. Fermentation commenced in stainless steel tanks using cultured yeast for 7-8 days at 24-26°C. The wine was matured in tank for 12 to 18 months with 3 of these months on its lees and it underwent 100% malolactic fermentation. The varietals were blended and after fining and filtration the wine was bottled and released straight away. Residual sugar 5.2g/l, acidity 5.6g/l, pH 3.55.
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